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Game Time — Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley — 4.5/5 Stars Reviewed for Nintendo Switch, also available on PC, PS4, and XBOX ONE Any time I started a new video game during my childhood, I would ask the same question: “Which button is shoot?” And for the vast majority…
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With All Her Might

In the sixth season of American Ninja Warrior, the five-foot-tall, barely 100-pound Kacy Catanzaro made history, being not only the first woman to qualify for the finals, but also the first woman to complete a City Finals course. #MightyKacy…
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Listen Up! — February 2018

[one_third] Band: NEEDTOBREATHE Single: "COUNT ON ME" Stars: 4/5 [/one_third][two_third_last] The band NEEDTOBREATHE is from Seneca, South Carolina. They are most known for their Christian rock music. Their single, “COUNT ON ME,” is a…
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FYI — February 2018

WHAT’S INSPIRING? As part of my job with The Salvation Army, once a year I get the opportunity to attend an employee spiritual retreat where we learn about connecting with God and ways we can worship Him. At the last retreat, I was sitting…

What's On? — February 2018

[one_third] [/one_third] [two_third_last] Movie: Thor: Ragnarok Rating: 3.5/5 PG: intense sequences of violence, and brief suggestive material Take the neon of the 80s, Roman gladiators, and the god of thunder, and what would you get? Thor:…
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It's Not An Apology

In the summer of 1981 I became a follower of Jesus of Nazareth. As a follower of Jesus, one of my primary objectives is to testify to others of His saving love and power in my life. To tell others that the new life I’ve found can be theirs,…
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Exploring the Evidence for God

Students are bombarded by a steady stream of ideas opposing Christianity. But how does Christianity compare in the marketplace of ideas? The good news is that the case for Christ is solid and robust. Many people are happy to discover that there…
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5 Verses to Memorize: Share The Salvation Story

If someone asked you to explain the meaning of salvation, would you know what to say? The Roman Road is a series of verses from the book of Romans that paves the way to share the Gospel. Here is an abbreviated version. If memorized, these verses…
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Listen Up! — January 2018

[one_third] Band: August Burns Red Single: "The Frost" Stars: 4/5 [/one_third][two_third_last] August Burns Red formed in Lancaster, PA in 2003 and have since become a powerhouse in the metalcore scene. “The Frost” from Phantom Anthem is…
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Risking the Crescent for the Cross

Truth or Dare. You’ve probably played the game as a kid. Maybe you’ve even played it as an adult, because risk can be alluring. Do you offer up vulnerable information about yourself, or perform some chancy prank to prove your sense of adventure…
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YS Interviews Ryan Stevenson

The music of Ryan Stevenson blends influences from soul, pop, and great guitarists to create engaging, acoustic, guitar-driven melodies. Stevenson embraces the idea that some of the most profound moments of worship emerge not from mountain-top…
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Game Time — Cuphead

Cuphead — 3.5/5 Stars Cuphead is a run-and-gun game by indie developer StudioMDHR Entertainment. The game follows Cuphead and Mugman through a fantastical cartoon world as they battle to get out of a literal deal with the devil. c Cuphead…
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FYI — January 2018

WHAT'S SHOWING? A few months ago, there was a song on the theme of “Sorry Not Sorry” that was crazy popular. The music was so catchy and fun, but if you listened to the words, they were not God-honoring. I couldn’t help but wonder, “What…
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Loneliness

For many years growing up, Amber West often felt lonely. It wasn’t because she lacked friends or an outgoing personality—she had both. But it took a maturing of her faith, an ongoing process, for her to realize that even when she felt alone,…
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Devotions

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What's On? — January 2018

[one_third] [/one_third] [two_third_last] Movie: Goodbye Christopher Robin Rating: 4/5 PG: thematic elements, some bullying, war images, and brief language Goodbye Christopher Robin tells the story of how the beloved Winnie the Pooh stories…
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Keep the Pot Boiling

The sound of ringing bells has become synonymous with Christmas. Not only for the popular “Jingle Bells” tune and the bells magically ringing from Santa’s reindeer-driven sleigh, but for Salvation Army bell ringers tending red kettles.…
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Bodyguards With A Beat

You may “hear” a Salvation Army kettle before you see one. Either a ringing bell or a brass band playing your favorite Christmas carol may cause your head to turn. Ever wondered how brass bands first began? Rather than only playing at Christmas…
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A Small Town, A Great Purpose

“At that time the Roman emperor, Augustus, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the Roman Empire. (This was the first census taken when Quirinius was governor of Syria.) All returned to their own ancestral towns to register for…
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Lessons Learned At A Christmas Kettle Stand

Joseph Cohen was a young adult who needed a job. His sister and brother-in-law (then Captains Don New and Kelley Cohen-New) were corps officers in Selma, Alabama at the time, and needed help for their Christmas kettle campaign in 2007. It seemed…

Keeping Watch Over Flocks

You’ve heard it in church. You’ve heard it at pageants. You’ve even heard it on The Peanuts special when Linus recites the story to Charlie Brown. The Nativity—as told in Luke 2—is as iconic as it gets. The first ones to hear of Christ’s…

What's On? — December 2017

[one_third] [/one_third] [two_third_last] Movie: Spider-Man: Homecoming Rating: 3.5/5 Everyone’s favorite wall-crawler is back for the third time in a decade. Peter Parker, upon returning home after his adventure in Captain America: Civil…
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Listen Up! — December 2017

[one_third] Artist: Jason Gray Album: the Accoustic Sessions Stars: 5/5 [/one_third][two_third_last] Jason Gray recently released an acoustic album that I cannot stop playing. The singer/songwriter hails from Minneapolis, Minnesota. In his…
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Game Time — Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrafice — 4.5/5 Stars Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is a psychological action/adventure game developed by Ninja Theory. You play as Senua, an ancient Celtic warrior. Senua is on a quest to save her dead husband’s…